In the early 18th century, when, in Guaratinguetá, the Governor of the Colony of São Paulo was about to pass in the region, some fishers went to the river to fish. When they dragged the net, a headless statue of Mary, mother of Jesus, was found. Right afterwards, they caught the head of the satue. Soon after that, they caught a great amount of fish. A little time after that, this and other occurrences were attributed to the image, that was called Our Lady of Aparecida.Today, the city of Aparecida is the destination of thousands of followers coming from all over Brazil, and the image is the saint patron of Brazil. For me, what was just a myth, is now a very important symbol, for my son was born on the date of this image, October 12th, and today is his 6th birthday. I believe that an object by itself has no magic powers, but, if we think of positive energies by means of an object, than this strength becomes real. And to him I dedicate this picture.
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agulberk (3794) 2011-10-12 14:01
Very interesting composition with myth of a headless statue near a river surounding warm greenery and nice presentation with good light management and perfect point of wiev.
Thanks for your sharing.
Have nice days with captured beautiful photography
siamesa (27735) 2011-10-12 15:26
Excelente foto no dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida.Belas cores da vegetação.
josepmarin (57639) 2011-10-13 0:44
una curiosa imagen con la estatua de la Virgen en medio de este paisaje fluvial con una exuberante vegetación.
La imagen tiene una fuerte luz y unos colores muy agradables.
No sabía que el 12 de Octubre se celebraba esta festividad de Nossa Senhora Aparecida, ya que en España se celebra este mismo día la Virgen del Pilar.
De todas formas, es una bonita dedicatoria de felicitación para el 6º aniversario de tu hijo.
ikeharel (54397) 2011-10-13 1:50
Nice tale about this myth, Fabiano.
Light and color's are superb, but the sharpness seems to be just a bit enhanced.
The place look marvelous.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-13 2:28
a beautiful photo of this place with spectacular composition and splendid details, the colours and lights are very nice, great view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
nikkitta (14036) 2011-10-13 14:12
Feliz cumpleaños a tu hijito!!
Interesting history of the myth and excellent capture with a palm leaf as a frame
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-13 22:31
you are surely right, the things in which we believe get some power,and this is here a nice dedication to your son.You have nicely framed the statue with the branches,and the colors are beautiful.
TopGeo (38196) 2011-10-13 23:00
Hello Fabiano, my best wishes for your son!Excellent picture from the day of Our Lady of Aparecida
Very interesting composition with myth of a headless statue near a river a beautiful photo of this place and splendid details, the colours and lights are very nice, great view,
Thanks for your sharing
papagolf21 (84146) 2011-10-14 1:14
Bonjour, cher Fabiano,
La note d'accompagnement est parfaite pour mieux comprendre la composition.
Voilà tout l'intérêt de TE, apprendre par l'image et les notes d'accompagnement.
vasilpro (40881) 2011-10-14 8:19
Wonderful composition, interesting statue, peaceful place, excellent POV, beautiful soft colors, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
limielski (0) 2011-10-14 9:23
Prfectly choosen POV and wonderful colors. The atmosphere of your shot is really mystical. Well done
Warm regards, leszek
marcan44 (6223) 2011-10-14 13:32
Grazie Fabiano di avere condiviso con noi questo scatto della Madonna, potremo dire, dei pescatori e di chi ha fede.
La tua nota mi piace per l'entusiasmo che ci hai messo nello scriverla.
Lo scatto è luminoso, chiaro e nitido.
Superbo sfondo con l'ansa del fiume.
kato (11630) 2011-10-14 13:34
You're capturing well this nature scene by vivid color tones, so it's impressive to see lush vegetation on both sides of the river that meanders. It's interesting in yellow plants in the foreground and Green plants across the river. And, it's interesting in blue boat in standing the river, too.
clic (14634) 2011-10-14 14:51
Those colorful offerings in front of Virgin, so well located on a vertical tier line, and the subtle elegance of framing decor compose an appealing true expression of the religious belief that you'll never forget every year, at your son's birthday!
jemaflor (82268) 2011-10-15 1:12
Well composed and balanced with an interesting and colourful focal point and a fg, good effect alos with the river, tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (34998) 2011-10-15 1:25
Hi my dear Fabiano
Sorry for my late reply as so busy at weeday.
This your new posting is so wonderful and great shot.
Nice Combination of wildleaves and black Maria!
Perfect framework and complete composition are as usual, as your trademark too.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from rainy and windy Tokyo
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-15 14:07
A very intriguing story, believe or not there are part of our lives, which cannot be simply explained by logic. I think that what we think and what we believe are two different aspects of our lives. As we can see in your photo, there must be a strong enough belief in people to create the place of worship. The presented image is a reminder of such existence. As an image, you have captured the sprit of such place where people do believe in the magical power of unexplained. I like the image with its figure of worship taken through an opening among the foliage. This particular POV adds a sense of mystery to already existing belief.
Thank you Fabiano for this fascinating image.
With my very best regards,
Have a great weekend,
abmdsudi (41422) 2011-10-15 16:02
A fair enough shot with the main interest occupying a decent position horizontally amongst in the green environmented that is natural and It gives a certain impact to the shot. A fine colourful and well composed record shot of an interesting scene and so well detailed. Lovely light and contrast and well composed with beautiful secene in the background. Great shot and good photo notes Well done
adramad (36425) 2011-10-16 12:49
Bonita historia la que nos cuentas en tu nota y una gran connotacion personal, la que tiene para ti que tu hijo naciera el dia de la Patrona.
La imagen es muy original y no exenta de belleza, con la imagen de la Virgen en un entorno tan natural y con el rio abajo, precioso como esas hojas de palmeras enmarcan la imagen.
gervaso (9365) 2011-10-19 16:20
Que coincidência! Tenho uma foto dessa mesma estátua de Aparecida-ida, tirada mais ou menos do mesmo ângulo! Interessante a história, e também a imagem de Aparecida-ida mostrada assim entre as folhas. Belo trabalho!
mauro61 (52623) 2011-10-20 1:18
bella immagine con la statua della Madonna nera sula riva del fiume.
Hai creato un bel contesto ambientale attorno al soggetto e reso una bella foto malgrado la luce molto forte,
adores (35196) 2011-10-25 17:46
Acho que já tinha visto fotos desta escultura. O lugar e a vista em volta devem ser excelentes. Gosto da composição e do enquadramento da escultura.
Angshu (55039) 2011-10-26 0:32
I am 100% with you when you say "an object by itself has no magic powers, but, if we think of positive energies by means of an object, than this strength becomes real"...its the belief which makes things happen & the objects help us channelise the beliefs & the energies
Like the image of the iconic Mother Mary well framed by the foliage
jmdias (53647) 2011-11-03 1:58
é sempre complicado conversar sobre assuntos de fé..
a foto é muito bem feita, gostei do enquadramento que usa bem as folhas da palmeira para emoldurar a imagem de Maria e ainda mostra o local do achado da imagem. trabalho bem feito.
siolaw (38130) 2011-11-16 22:54
I like how you framed this Madonna with the palm leaves around it. Bright light and sweet colours.